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  1. #1

    This is sooo embarrassing but...

    I actually just found out that one of the names that was on my "favorites" list is not pronounced the way I thought. Which wouldn't be a problem except I preferred the way I was pronouncing it in my head. Is there a legitimate way to keep the pronunciation my dyslexic mind fell in love with? I am afraid I may have just "made up" a name.

    The name is Aurelie- but I pronounced it are-uh-lie (the last syllable rhyming with "fly")

    Thanks!
    Mommy to Georgette
    Trying to change DH's mind on
    ~ Felice ~ Linus ~ Elisa ~ Fitzwilliam ~

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    The only thing I can think of is to either spell it Aurelye, which looks weird, or to make it Aureline, which would have a similar sound.
    Favorite names at the moment:
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  3. #5
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    Ooh, I like pp's suggestion of Aureline. That sounds really pretty.
    Previous account: elrock13

  4. #7
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    Just respell it. Aurelei and Aurelai would also get that pronunciation.
    I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.

  5. #9
    Join Date
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    Hmm, this is tough!
    I'd try to have a similar construction to Lorelei, maybe?
    Orelei
    Orrelai
    Orrelie (this could still be said like "orally" though, so maybe not with the -ie ending)
    Auralai

    Having "lie" as the final syllable is challenging for spelling in English.
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